April 12, 2008
Sorrel: Help me
Our (French) nanny has a lovely garden where she grows loads of herbs, and more recently, SORREL.
She asked me if I wanted some, and of course I said yes! It has probably been grown from seeds illegally imported from France, so it has to be good ;) I came home yesterday to a huge bag that she had given my husband. I seriously have about 3 lbs of sorrel! HELP! She told me to make a sauce with it (bechamel + wilted sorrel = good on fish). But, I don't need/want that much sauce. (Which makes me realize, we Americans aren't so into sauce, like the French) I tried making a sauce with it once before, unsuccessfully. Sorrel behaves very weirdly once it hits the heat. Not only did it start to melt, it turned brown.
The only other things I can come up with are soup and to throw in salad. Maybe that's the extent of it? Making a soup makes me a tad bit nervous...see the part in the wikipedia entry about it being a laxative.....!
Suggestions would be appreciated - thank you!